Palliative Care Nursing Quality Care to the End of Life

ISBN-10: 0826196357
ISBN-13: 9780826196354
Edition: 4th 2014
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List price: $95.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Praise for the Third Edition:"This textbook has...introduced concepts and methods of education which help] to move palliative nursing forward as an evidenced based practice of whole person care."--Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN From the Foreword"In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice."--GeriPalThis fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental basic and advanced hospice and palliative care nursing competencies that are required for effective and empathetic care of patients and families. This new edition focuses on palliative care that is responsive to the demand for health care reform in America and globally. It provides the knowledge, scientific evidence, and skills needed by nurses to address the complex physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and families within the context of a changing health care delivery system. With a focus on interprofessional collaboration, the book emphasizes the value of complementary, holistic models in promoting health, wholeness, and wellness across the illness trajectory, even as death approaches.The book describes the management of specific diseases and related physical and psychological symptoms, and care of the patient during the dying process. It includes assessment of key symptoms and pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and complementary interventions. Taking a life-span approach, the book includes age-appropriate nursing considerations. Key points at the beginning of each chapter and callouts containing evidenced-based information of the highest caliber highlight relevant evidence-supporting practice. The text also examines legal, ethical, and cultural considerations related to death and dying and offers case studies with conclusions in each clinical chapter.New to the Fourth Edition: Thoroughly revised and expanded A conceptual framework table in each chapter identifying the National Quality Forum Domains of Palliative Care and Basic and Advanced Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing Competencies Updated evidence-based callouts that review the highest-quality studies New case studies with conclusions Three new chapters: A Paradigm for Health Care Reform in America: The Science and Systems Living with Serious and Chronic Illness: Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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